Monday, December 1, 2008

"Are We There Yet?"

Any time my kids asked that on our historic family road trips, I slipped ye olde cassette tape of "Paul Simon's Greatest Hits" in the venerable car deck and played a particular song. The song that was best fitting of the temporary/eternal dilemma being felt by all was a ditty called "Slip Slidin' Away." All 5 of us would jump in at the chorus and sing with empathetic passion; "Slip slidin' away. Slip slidin' away. You know the nearer your destination, the more you're slip slidin' away." It sure feels that way when you are eager to get where you're headed.

We keep anticipating on "opening in a few short weeks" (when people ask us) - but those few short weeks keep "slip-slidin' away." It has to do with getting the last 1/3 of funding, hearing back from the architect, signing the lease, scheduling the upfit - plus other unforeseen shtuff.

The words to the final verse go:
"Whoah God only knows, God makes his plan. The information's unavailable to the mortal man. Were workin' our jobs, collect our pay. Believe were gliding down the highway, when in fact were slip sliding away."

Amazing on those trips of old we eventually got where we were headed. We learned patience then and we're still learning it thanks to your prayers. We really believe we're getting close - but we will see.

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